TAMIL CINEMA

  • Suriya showers love on National Award winners 2 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Suriya, who was delighted with his fraternity bagging eight honours at the 62nd National Film Awards, congratulated and surprised the winners with bouquets. "Suriya sir sent each winner a bouquet of flowers. He personally met and congratulated them on their victory," a source close to the actor told...
  • 'Valiyavan' review: A half-annulled comedy and an unconvincing plot makes the film boring 3 days ago

    Film: Valiyavan Cast: Jai, Andrea Jeremiah, Bala Saravanan, Azhagam Perumal, Anupama Kumar Director: M. Saravanan 'Valiyavan'... oh boy, a dull drivel from the word go. You are watching a movie whose opening credits appear on a black screen, if you are instantly reminded of a Woody Allen movie, stop your imagination right there. Andrea,...
  • Dhanush 'proud' of winning two National Awards for his production 'Kaaka Muttai' 6 days ago

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Dhanush is proud that his production venture 'Kaaka Muttai' has won best child artist and children movie award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film's leading child artists -- J Vignesh and Ramesh -- bagged the honour for their poignant portrayal of inseparable siblings living in a...
  • Sadha makes comeback with Vadivelu's 'Eli' March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Sadha, who was last seen in 2011 Tamil film 'Puli Vesham', is making a comeback of sorts to the industry with upcoming Tamil comedy 'Eli', starring comedian Vadivelu in the lead. "Sadha has been roped in to play an important role. I can't divulge more details, but she will...
  • Rajinikanth pays hefty amount to settle the losses incurred by 'Lingaa' distributors March 21, 2015

    Chennai: The 'Lingaa' issue with the distributors, who claimed heavy losses, seems to have finally resolved amicably after the intervention of superstar Rajinikanth, who agreed to pay a lump sum amount. "Rajini sir paid the amount to producer Rockline Venkatesh and requested him to settle the losses of the distributors. While...
  • National Award winning film editor TE Kishore passes away March 7, 2015

    Chennai: National award-winning film editor T.E Kishore, who was undergoing treatment for a brain stroke, breathed his last on Friday at a hospital here, said a family source. Kishore was 36 and died at the Vijaya Hospital. He is survived by his parents. "Kishore was hospitalised few days ago after he suffered...
  • 'Kaaki Sattai' strikes gold at box office, earns Rs 15 crores in four days of its release March 3, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Sivakarthikeyan-starrer Tamil actioner 'Kaaki Sattai' has netted Rs.15.58 crore in first four days since its release in Tamil Nadu. "The film registered the biggest opening in Sivakarthikeyan's career. It has collected Rs.15.58 crore till Monday since its release. It's turning out to be a highly profitable venture and fourth...
  • My team never made me feel like a debutant: Prasath Ramar March 3, 2015

    Chennai: Director Prasath Ramar says his team never made him feel like a newcomer on the sets of his forthcoming Tamil psychological thriller. "I've known most of the team members who worked in 'Enakkul Oruvan' from my days as an assistant director in 'Pizza'. I've maintained a very healthy relationship with...
  • Tamil film producers condemn the distributor's strike against Rajinikanth over 'Lingaa' losses February 17, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (TFPC) has strongly condemned the decision of the distributors of 'Lingaa' to go on a mass begging protest and hold superstar Rajinikanth accountable for the film's losses. "Rajini sir's films have always had very high success rate. People who are usually associated with his...
  • Trisha signs fiance Varun Manian's next production February 7, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Trisha Krishnan has signed filmmaker Thiru Krishnamurthy's yet-untitled next Tamil project, to be produced by her fiance Varun Manian under his home banner Radiance Media. "Trisha was so stunned by her exceptional character that she didn't want to miss it. The actress will be seen essaying a village belle...
  • Dhanush: Don't have a set image in Bollywood; I get the liberty to experiment with roles here February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Superstar Dhanush wears his stardom lightly. The National Award Winning actor, who is a huge star in the Tamil film industry, has already made quite an impact in Bollywood with his first film 'Raanjhanaa' and states that he is thankful to director Anand L Rai for giving him...
  • Playback singer Arijit Singh makes his Tamil debut with 'Pugazh' January 3, 2015

    Chennai: Bollywood playback singer Arijit Singh has crooned his first Tamil number in upcoming film "Pugazh", which features Jai Sampath and Surabhi in the lead. "Arijit Singh of 'Tum hi ho' fame debuts in Tamil with a super melodious love track. The melody begins with the lines 'Neeye Vaazhkai Enbena', written...
  • R Madhavan, Prakash Raaj, Varu Sarathkumar mourn the death of filmmaker K Balachander on Twitter December 23, 2014

    Veteran director K. Balachander, who was admitted to a private hospital recently, passed away on Tuesday. He was 84. There who's who of the South Indian film industry mourned the veteran filmmakers loss on Tuesday. Popularly referred to in the Tamil film industry as 'Iyakunar Sigaram,' Mr. Balachander received the Dadasaheb Phalke...
  • What happens when you watch Rajinikanth's film 'Lingaa' on the big screen: You don't just see the movie, you live it December 18, 2014

    Pune: Sometimes I feel like I don't know my own city -- the city I was born and raised in, the city that taught me the difference between being a Punekar and a being a Puneite. As a features writer, I'm good with weird. Artwork that looks like it has been...
  • Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable December 17, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery hospital, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is undergoing treatment for urinary infection. "Veteran film director K. Balachander has developed urinary tract infection and has been admitted to the ICU for further treatment. He is critical but...
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin, Prabhu Solomon to collaborate on Solomon's next? December 7, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, currently shooting for Tamil comedy 'Nanbenda', is likely to produce filmmaker Prabhu Solomon's next project. "Nothing has been finalised yet, but talks have been going on. We wanted to collaborate in the past, but it somehow didn't materialise," Solomon told IANS. In the past, Stalin had distributed the...
  • Madurai High Court dismisses plagiarism case against 'Lingaa' makers; Rajinikanth's film will release on December 12, as planned December 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa' is all set for its massive release after the Madurai High Court dismissed the plagiarism case filed against the makers of the big film. The case was dismissed on Wednesday after the petitioner had insufficient evidence and he himself wasn't aware of his rights and...
  • 'Raanjhanaa' star Dhanush to star opposite Amy Jackson in Velraj's next Tamil film December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Dhanush is all set to team up with British model-actress Amy Jackson in a yet-to-be titled Tamil film.The film, which is scheduled to go on floors next year, marks the second film of the 32-year-old 'Raanjhanaa' star with director Velraj after 'Vela Illa Pattathari' (VIP).In her four-year-old career,...
  • 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' review: G Vasanthabalan's film works in parts like AR Rahman's music; it doesn't do full justice to the pre-independence era November 29, 2014

    Film: 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, SingampuliDirector: G VasanthabalanRating: 3/5 At the end of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan', there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a...
  • 'I' behind the scenes: Vikram fashions himself after Arnold Schwarzenegger, then loses 25 kgs; Shankar transforms Amy Jackson into a motorcycle November 27, 2014

    Did you know that many parts of Shankar's upcoming film 'I' were shot in China? Or that Vikram's look in the film has been inspired by a young Arnold Schwarzenegger? Now you have a chance to wrap your head around these and several other little-known details from the film in...
  • Tamil thriller 'Kutram Kadithal' producer JSK Satish gets a red carpet welcome at IFFI November 26, 2014

    Panaji: Producer JSK Satish feels honoured to be received with red carpet welcome for his Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which recently got screened here in the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing Indian Internal Film Festival. "Kutram Kadithal" is the second film from Satish's banner to be selected for IFFI after...
  • Watch: Makers of 'Kaththi' release deleted scenes from Vijay's superhit film November 25, 2014

    If you think you didn't get enough of Vijay in his recent blockbuster 'Kaththi', here's your chance now. ...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about working with Rajinikanth on 'Lingaa' November 22, 2014

    Be it songs like 'Mona Gasolina' and 'En Mannavaa', the soundtrack of 'Lingaa' is already making news. Catch Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman talk about his music in Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa'. ...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has a YouTube channel; plans to share his writing, poems November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan now has an official YouTube channel titled Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views. The channel, which is managed by K Vaai Mozhi team, already features two Q and A sessions with Kamal Haasan, writer-director R.C Shakti and music...
  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar November 21, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • 'Rangoon' first look: A lungi-clad Gautham Karthik stares you down from the first poster of the Rajkumar Periasamy film November 20, 2014

    'Rangoon', the latest offering from Fox Star Studios and AR Murugadoss, began its shooting this month. Starring actor Gautham Karthik in the lead, the film is being directed by Murugadoss' protege Rajkumar Periasamy. ...
  • Happy birthday Arun Vijay: Tamil actor posts adorable cake-smeared photo with his kids November 19, 2014

    Look who turned 36 today! Tamil actor Arun Vijay posted an adorable photo of him, all cake-smeared, laughing with his two cute kids. That's quite a family pic, we must say.The actor, who will be seen in the eagerly-awaited flick 'Thala 55', just finished shooting a peppy song for the...
  • Comic actors Shiva, Bobby Simhaa to collaborate in Tamil entertainer 'Masala Padam' November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam". "Shiva and Simhaa play the lead heroes in the film. Their combo is sure to attract lot of attention. It's a commercial film quite contrary to...
  • 'Aval Appadithan' filmmaker C Rudhraiya passes away November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker C. Rudhraiya, who was popular for his critically acclaimed film "Aval Appadithan", passed away here late Tuesday night. He was 67. According to a family source, Rudhraiya breathed his last in a private hospital. "He was suffering from health-related issues. After being briefly hospitalised, he passed away yesterday (Tuesday),"...
  • 'En Mannavaa': Sonakshi Sinha glows in red as she dances with Rajinikanth in this new song teaser from 'Lingaa' November 18, 2014

    Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner 'Lingaa', says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience.Directed by KS Ravi Kumar, 'Lingaa' marks Rajinikanth's third film with the filmmaker after 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'. The film is...